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, virginia, has about 4,500 customers in the dark. bge reports nearly 3,000 outages. the majority of those are in anne arundel county. those storms brought down trees and power lines in bethesda. wires fell about 1:30 this afternoon. the neighbors there say they saw the wires on fire after a tree fell. a car was damaged there but nobody was injured. >>> a whole lot of rain fell quickly causing flooding in frederick. roads turned into rivers during the height of the storm. some kids got stuck walking in water up to their knees. some parts of frederick saw between two and four inches of rain. on days like these, people live in the bloomingdale neighborhood in d.c. aren't taking any chances. they're doing anything they can to prevent flooding. a problem they've had to deal with several times already this year. jackie benson has more on how residents are trying to keep things dry and when a real solution to the problem might be ready to go. >> reporter: there is a lot of anxiety here. people are still dealing with insurance claims from multiple floods. their d.c. councilmembers say they've wai
, all these areas in the light blue, the 40s. and that includes most of virginia and maryland. out in west virginia, americwes maryland, the upper 30s. this is like a morning in early december, not late september. we still have warm waters around the bay. even so, look at ocean city. 53 there this morning. and here's the view from space. we have just a few high clouds drifting up from the south. they'll be with us from time to time this morning. give us a beautiful sunrise probably, which is at 6:54. by 7:00, in the upper 40s. by noontime, near 70. low humidity, lots of sun. i'm back in ten minutes with a hometown forecast. >>> now to decision 2012. today, tim kaine, george allen square off in a live televised debate in northern virginia. it is the first of three debates the virginia senate candidates will participate in and it is the only one that will take place in our area. tim kaine comes into today's debate with a little momentum, leading george allen by eight points. tim kaine a democrat, also leads the republican allen in a new quinnipiac university poll. you can see the deb
here but up in pennsylvania, it's quiet now. quiet down through virginia. our weather front off the coast but it's another one that i'm expecting to step into the area tomorrow. some storms are on tap for saturday afternoon. today we have that quiet weather. look at all the sunshine and nice conditions at 8:00 a.m., 76. 87 by noontime today. we'll top out at about 90, about 3:00 or 4:00 today. danella? >> veronica, starting to see some delays if you're traveling i-270 southbound. you know how it goes. it's not terrible, though. you are slow, so if you're traveling southbound i-270 approaching 109. that's where you're first starting to hit the brakes. as you're making your way towards clarksburg road, it's a lot better. chopper 4 is checking out your delays as you travel southbound i-270 at i-. 0. it's not bad here either but you can see your volume is increasing but as you 345ik your way towards the beltway, your travel lanes are open. let's head over to i-95 in maryland. 198, southbound here. really between laurel and beltway in both directions. no issues to report. southbound
station alhambra avenue in virginia hills drive reporter elizabeth cup talked to one driver who had to run for her life. yeah quakes the air here is still thick with the smoke and smell of burning plastic it all started with a car careening down the road. it shows the car almost narrowly missing another car and then going over the center divider and careening into a gas pump and that is when the entire gas pump practically exploded. that board focus exploded and then the other one exploded. a viewer sent us this video flames licking up the side of fuel, oil gas station. >>> it started out with flames and explosions. she had just pulled into the station to fill up her mitsubishi. she was parked on the few feet away. my initial thought was that i would go back to my car: ocelots and drive away but then there was fire selo i decided to run. >>> quick thinking by this guy stopped in a bad situation for getting much worse. and now we are on fire. i hit the emergency shutoff switch and ran back into the building and all of use breakers and bigger panel turned off the main switch all the pomp s
blue in the 40s, and that includes much of northern virginia, just about all of maryland, including the eastern shore, and out of the mountains, a few of those areas in the darker blue, they're in the 30s in a few locations out in worcester and maryland and in the highlands of west virginia. quite a chill in the air this morning. thankfully not much wind. we'll be talk windchill. right now it's 56 at reagan national. that's the coolest temperature there since way last may. look at ocean city. they're down to a chilly 53. elkins, west virginia at 39 degrees. closer to washington it's in the 40s. montgomery, arlington, fairfax, prince george's counties. chilly and calm. lots of sun the rest of the day with highs reaching the mid 70s by afternoon. i'll be back in ten minutes. now a look at our traffic. >> still seeing traffic. let's head to arlington boulevard. at one point just one lane was getting by. i did see some delays, but it looks like that work zone is just about wrapped up. let's head to the beltway at van dohrn. you can see the taillights to the right of the screen. that is
the university of virginia center for politics. as we head into first presidential debate, we'll talk about the state of america at home and abroad with the distinguished panel. michelle rhee, former head of the washington, d.c. school system and founder of students first. economist mark zandi of moody analytics. bob woodward, author of "the price of politics" and hendrick smith, author of the new book "who stole the american dream?." it's all ahead on "face the nation." captioning sponsored by cbs from cbs news in washington, "face the nation" with bob schieffer. >> schieffer: and we welcome now to the broadcast new jersey governor chris christie. governor, thank you for being here. governor i have to start off by saying i don't hear very many republicans these days who think mitt romney is doing very well. what's your take here? >> well, he's had a tough couple of weeks. let's be honest. i'm not going to sit here and come on this morning and sugar coat the last couple of weeks. they've been tough. but here's the great news for republicans -- we have a candidate who is going to do extraord
of the african american vote in virginia. we will also be joined by the editor in chief of the washington monthly to discuss a recent article in the magazine examining the consumer financial protection bureau. "washington journal" is next. ♪ host: this wednesday morning we would love to hear your take on foreign policy. specifically on what the governor -- former governor massachusetts, mitt romney, and president barack obama had said yesterday. specifically yesterday said -- specifically we want your general level confidence in each candidate on the area of foreign policy. here are the numbers to call. for democrats, 202-737-0001. for republicans, 202-737-0002. for independents, 202-628-0205. if you would like to take part in the program, there are different ways to do that. twitter.com/c-spanwj,an.o facebook.com or e-mail at journal@c-span.org. "the baltimore sun" encapsulate the speeches yesterday. they pointed out that president barack obama made an impassioned defense of the expression of freedom worldwide. mitt romney urged other nations to emulate the free economy and suggested that the
: both romney and obama campaigns have made it clear that virginia is a key battleground state in this state in november. michelle obama is campaigning now in fredericksberg and vice president candidate ryan will be in the state tomorrow. >> today the president spoke at a grassroots event. he said it is the education in america that makes dreams come true. >> let's face it. a mixed kid from hawaii, born to a single mom, is not likely to become president of the united states. [ cheering and applause ] >> but in america it can happen because of education. because somebody gave me an opportunity. >> colorado is a major swing state but seems to be swinging closer to the president. the first poll of colorado voters since the democratic convention shows president obama with a 5 point lead. >> pennsylvania supreme court continued to hear arguments over the voter i.d. law. at issue, whether it should take affect by the time of nember elections. and protestors hit the streets to rally against the new legislation. it requires pennsylvania residents to show a valid photo i.d. before votin
-to-head for votes against mitt romney in the battleground state of virginia. there is a new presence at the national harbor that could help influence voters about a new casino on the potomac. >>> we begin with the latest on those attacks on u.s. embassies. there are reports that at least one person has been arrested in connection with the deadly assault on the u.s. consulate in libya. a third victim in the attack that killed the u.s. ambassador to libya has been named by his family. he was a former s.e.a.l. from massachusetts named glen daugherty. also today, demonstrators attacked the u.s. embassies in yemen and egypt. americans in jordan have been warned about a massive protest planned for tomorrow outside the u.s. embassy in ayman. here at home the crisis is becoming a possible factor in the presidential campaign. steve handelsman joins us now from capitol hill with the latest. >> reporter: on the hill today, republicans backing mitt romney questioned president obama's leadership in this crisis. as yet another group of angry muslims attacked another u.s. embassy. like in libya tuesday, anti-ameri
.c. this year but maryland has seen 21 cases including one confirmed death. in virginia, five cases have been reported but no one has died. >>> five dematha high school football players are no longer on the team after they allegedly hired prostitutes from a call service. that is according to the "washington post." alleged incident happened early saturday morning at a hotel in north carolina after the stag won their first game of the season against a team from hillside, north carolina. the post reports two dematha players have withdrawn from school. two others may face expulsion and a fifth faces a disciplinary hearing. >>> sherry ly is live in mclean near a toll plaza with details on what people are doing to make their concerns know about this fare increase. >> reporter: a lot of people feel like, even if they speak out against this, it won't help a lot. and drivers shouldn't be surprised by this proposal. that has been the plan all along, that metro -- to pay for the silver line metro out to dulles, that the toll road here would see increases in tolls. but that doesn't mean that driveers hav
other and jones drove phillips to a car auction in fredericksburg, virginia, july 30th, the day she disappeared. police say jones claims the two became separated driving back from fredericksbg and he didn't know her whereabouts. >>> 22 years in prison, the sentence handed out to a former top democratic official in falls church, virginia. michael gardner was convicted in may of molesting two girls invited to his daughter's sleepover party. during the sentencing today gardner denied any wrongdoing. gardner is the chairman of the falls church democratic committee. >>> au.s. airways flight on its way to dallas returned to philly yesterday after a bomb threat was phone. in a passenger named christopher shell was taken from the plane at gunpoint. it was a hoax. police arrested another man for making the call. turns out the two were feuding over a woman. >>> the countdown is on for the washington nationals, the team may be in first place, but their time left with her ace pitcher is dwindling. dave ross is here with the latest on stephen strasburg. >> stephen strasburg made his final home
campaign stop will count. >> a new poll of voters in virginia, florida and ohio gives president obama the lead in all three states. in virginia, it is the five- point lead, 49% to romney's 44%. and it is the same in florida. in ohio, president obama has a 7% emover romney utah numbers change when it comes to who voters think will do a better job of handling the economy n virginia, it's tie with president obama and romney both getting 45%. in florida, mr. obama has just a 1% lead. in ohio, it's 3% difference. once again with obama leading. this was a "wall street journal" nbc news poll. >>> gop presidential nominee mitt romney will be in ohi today. it is his second visit to the state this week. yesterday, romney was in virginia where he rallied voters in fairfax. his running mate, paul ryan, will address values voters summitt in d.c. this morning. then he has a campaign stop in roanoke later today. >> today, the president and first lady will welcome the u.s. olympic and paralympic teams to the white house. president obama will attend a campaign event at a home here in d.c. tonight. our
political prize is going to be in 2012 and northern virginia is the key which is why we have michelle obama here in fredericksburg here today. this presidential campaign has been focused on the economic challenges took a turn to the foreign policy and the turmoil in the middle east. this is what michelle obama had to say. >> i want to say how truly heart-broken barack and i are about the horrific tragedy that occurred earlier this week in libya. i'm not sure if everyone is aware. but our hearts and prayers are with the families of those who gave their lives serving our country. >> reporter: now, mitt romney had his rally in the heart of fairfax today. his comments about the unrest in et middle east yesterday caused some controversy. so today he tried to turn the focus back to the economy. >> mitt romney! >> reporter: a crowd of more than 2,000 cheered mitt romney's arrival in fairfax and he began by acknowledging the attack on the attack on the u.s. consulate in libya. >> we're thinking about their families and those that they left behind. what a tragedy to lose such a wonderful -- >> repor
mitt romney each campaign thursday in the hotly contested battleground state of virginia. both candidates attempted to court virginia's large population of military voters. in an address in the military town of virginia beach, obama called for what he termed "economic patriotism." >> during the campaign season you hear a lot about patriotism. well, you know what? it is time for an economic patriotism. in economic patriotism rooted in the belief that growing our economy begins with a strong and thriving middle class. >> mitt romney spoke at an american legion hall in springfield, virginia, not far from the pentagon. romney criticized obama over potential defense cuts and vowed to maintain u.s. military power. >> we're going to make sure to restore the principles this nation was built upon a freedom and opportunity and restore our economy and put people back to work, get rising take-home pay again. we're going to make sure we of the military that a second to none. i will do those things. i look forward to being able to keep the station strong. i make that commitment to you. i nee
of that as you make your way between 3 and route 17. just a bit slow in virginia. let's head over to i-66. not seeing delays there. we'll give you a live look as you make your way past sudley. nice and clear eastbound and westbound as well. as you make your way inside the beltway, i-66 clear as well. here's a live look at spout run parkway, no issues to report. as you make your way from the 495 to gw parkway, you're at 61 miles per hour. just about a half hour. eun, back over to you. >>> it's about almost 80 years, but this year washingtonians will finally get to see playoff baseball. >> the ins fanationals fans, yo over. your team is in the playoffs. >> got to love it. the nationals beat the dodgers 4-1 to clinch the franchise's first berth. the man who has been here since day one started the scoring. ryan zimmerman drove in bryce harper, and it got going from there. manager davie johnson hopes it's just the beginning. >> what's the big deal? it's fun, but that's not what i had my eye on. it's a nice step to get here. every manager that's leading the division, that's the only thing that
. >>> well, now to politics and the fight for votes in swing states. mitt romney is heading to virginia where a recent poll conducted by quinnipiac university, "new york times" and cbs news shows the president with a slight edge over romney. he's up 49% to 45% over his republican rival in that battleground state. that's where we find cnn political editor paul steinhauser. paul, good morning. both campaigns working hard to get the boat out, of course, in virginia. a battleground on air, on the ground. how much are we talking about when it comes to this ad spending? >> we are talking about a lot of money, victor. this is a very important battleground state. remember, barack obama won the state four years ago. he was the first democrat victory since 1964 to win. as for ad spending, take a look at this. almost $12 million spent by president obama's election campaign and super pacs backing him. romney, just under 12 as well. independent super pacs backing him. the ad wars focused in the virginia beach, norfolk, tidewater area, virginia, noern virginia outside of d.c. those are the big markets in v
romney ads all the time. so are you, north carolina and nevada and florida and ohio and virginia. the eight states that are being targeted in the ad campaign, an ad campaign so big the campaign describes it as a carpet bombing. and this list of states, the states you see marked on the map right here, that is pretty much where the election is going to be fought from here on out. this map, you will notice, doesn't include all of the places we have been thinking about and talking about as swing states. the romney is not placing ads in michigan, wisconsin or pennsylvania. the super pacs have pulled their ads from michigan. romney is trailing in michigan by as much as seven points there. the pro romney pac money has dropped out of pennsylvania where romney is also behind in the polls. the romney campaign and pacs together, of course, have more money than god and mick jagger combined, so they could still decide to spend money wherever, whenever. this almost have infinite resources in terms of ad dollars in this campaign season. unless something changes in their strategy, it looks like
and west virginia. chilly there. montgomery, arlington, fairfax. by 7:00 a.m., cloudy. winds still blustery. upper 60s and partly cloudy. and then a for justigorgeous af with low humidity, sunshine. low 70s by 3:00. sunset at 7:09. hometown forecast at 7:11. danella with the look at first 4 traffic. " >>> a live view at chopper 4. as you make your way east, the headlights, you can see volume. good news on 66, not seeing any accidents. you are a bit sluggish. your first set of delays on i-66 as you make your way eastbound. as you make your way past the rest area. travel lanes are open. it's that time of morning, you are starting to hit the brakes. taking the dulles toll road, your travel speed as you hit the beltway, 60 miles per hour. very low volume. that drive is going to take you six minutes. also looking good is 29. if you're along 29 between columbia and the beltway in both directions, no major delays just yet. no accidents. southbound is beginning to pick up volume. >>> a heads up this morning. if your travel plans take you north on amtrak, delays between washington and baltimore beca
'm aaron gilchrist. >> i'm eun yang. we're watching the commute in northern virginia after remains on the track leave passengers stranded for hours. it is thursday, september 20th, 2012. we're going to take a live look outside right now. chilly out there. 55 degrees. that's one of the colder days we've had this year. >> tom kierein is here with us. it's one of those days you want to say people want to layer up and peel out later. >> you definitely need several layers this morning. we're down into the 40s. we're talking about a morning more like december than september. we fast forward here a couple of months at le region under a clear sky. it is down to the mid 40s in much of maryland and much of virginia. frederick there down to 43. so is martinsburg, cumberland, and it's in the 40s across most of northern virginia. mid 40s, fairfax, arlington, montgomery county, also the mid 40s, also into prince george's county. right near the bay waters. the waters are still pretty warm around 70 degrees. the temperatures in the 50s. a warm spot at 61. a little bit of a breeze off the bay here.
virginia? tim kaine joins us live to break down the latest ads in the race and claims he makes about his republican rival, george allen. fox5 morning news starts right now. >>> beautiful shot of the sun as it rises. this is friday, september 14th. good morning, i'm tony perkins. >> i'm alison seymour. mother nature is showing off this friday. >> i like it. >> tucker barnes joining us now. tucker, will be a pretty one. >> should be a nice one. and already a nice start. temperatures falling back into the comfortable range overnight. a lot of 50s overnight. 60s here in town. here at reagan national we are looking at 64 degrees. you can see it's cooler off to the west and north. remember, with the sun just getting up about 15 minutes ago, these temperatures will stay cool another hour or so. 51 at dulles. 57 at bwi marshall. cold front approaching will bring a late day cloud cover and maybe a sprinkle. otherwise a good looking friday. temperatures jumping into the mid-70s by noon. few clouds around later this afternoon, and high temperatures topping out in the low to mid-80s. 82degrees at 5:
>> hello. i'm bruce johnson, everybody. thanks for joining us. a virginia man is in critical condition tonight after being hit by an alleged drunk driver in clara done. the 27-year-old was struck in a popular bar and restaurant area. that's where ken molestina is standing by live tonight. ken? >> reporter: that victim was taken to george washington university hospital where he still remains in critical condition tonight. i've been talking to folks out here. they say this crash illustrates just how dangerous this strip out here can be. this picture taken shows the damage to the front windshield of the car that slammed into the pedestrian. police say the driver of the car, 22-year-old tyler willis was drunk and speeding when he hit the 27-year-old man who was not on a crosswalk. willlies was arrested by -- willis was arrested by police on the scene. >> i've seen a lot of drunk people that kind of meander into the middle of the road and not really look both ways. >> it's always pretty congested and people, you know, just trying to get where they need to go and get a little aggr
to the 50s, much of maryland, virginia, and west virginia, as well as out in the mountains. some of the high spots there down into the upper 40s this morning. kind of a damp chill in the air. still a littl patchy fog by k 00 a.m. hour by hour, a rapid warmup. a 20 degree jump between 7:00 and noon. and a gorgeous afternoon, just a few clouds coming in. highs reaching near 80 midafternoon. >> right now this issue happening on i-95 in virginia. you are able to get by. also, medevac has been requested. that means it may need to land on the roadway. expect delays. again, this is northbound i-95 approaching prince william parkway. only the right lane gets by there. still keeping an eye on the beltway. this is a live look at 201. still seeing heavy volume between bw parkway and route 1. that crash out of the roadway, but still seeing some volume in that area. over the to rails, marc brunswick east 890 has a six minute delay. metro and vre aren't reporting delays at this time. aaron, over to you. >> thank you, danella. >> you're looking at live pictures coming from tahrir square. we know there were
of the northern virginia, the shenandoah valley, most of maryland, only near 50 degrees. including prince george's and montgomery counties. arlington and fairfax near 50. reagan national at 59. right on the bay the waters, it near 60. then for your lunch hour, delightful, sunny and mild in the low to mid-70s. then beginning to cloud up by midafternoon into the upper 70s. sunset at 7:12. by then, it should be all cloudy and back down to the low 70s. rain moving in after that. perhaps by midnight. and it does look like it's going to be a bit turbulent tomorrow. details on that coming up. i'm back in ten minutes with a hometown forecast. danella is here with your first 4 traffic. good morning. >> good morning, tom. >>> we're going to start it off with a look at chopper 4. over 355 at grovener. right now the crash involves two cars. waiting for a look from chopper 4. i'll give you an update on this accident in ten minutes. also watching the other accident we've been talking about for some time, northbound in fredericksburg. i-95 northbound. left lane is blocked at 17th because of the crash there. st
. >>> plus, battleground virginia. today the race for president runs right through the commonwealth. good morning and welcome to news4 today. i'm eun yang. >> i'm aaron gilchrist. it is 6:00 a.m. on this thursday morning. you can see some clouds still hanging tough in the overnight darkness. 67 warm degrees. veronica johnson has lots of syllables associated with her name, but the forecast -- >> just call me v.j. we are dealing with a little bit of weather weather this morning. about a third of area seeing some showers. that third is to the north of us. you can see everywhere there shaded in green. it's showers. the lightning that we had. the thunder, the heavier rain, that is now moving out making its way over northern delaware right now. but as i said, some showers moving in. frostburg, hagerstown approaching areas of frederick maryland again and around leesburg, virginia, you will be getting in on some of those showers. all this right along that same weather front that's been stalled out. goes all the way down to areas of kentucky, on through southern indiana and illinois yet again toda
is already fighting from behind in virginia. a new "washington post" poll shows the president with an eight-point lead over romney, 52% over 44%, and now more than half the voters say they approve of the job the president is doing. when asked who better understands the country's economic problems, the president stretched his advantage from 54% to just 37% for mitt romney. and romney's running mate paul ryan will try to reverse the slide in the commonwealth during the second day in a two city tour. yesterday he was in newport news. you see that here speaking to supporters at christopher newport university. today he'll be in danville for a rally at the piedmont precision machine factory, a small town in virginia which used to be a thriving textile and tobacco hub and has fallen on hard times in recent years. ryan expected to use that to hit the president hard. >>> today aun san suu ke -- aun san suu kyi will receive the congressional gold medal. she received it while she was under house arrest. myanmar's political rulers kept her under house arrest for two decades. suu kyi will be in the unit
over to you. >>> back to school for hundreds of thousands of students in northern virginia. that includes the 11th largest school district in the country. fairfax county. set to welcome back 180,000 students today. fairfax county police will be out in full force making sure drivers follow the school bus laws. drivers should come to a complete stop in both directions when a school bus is loading or unloading with flashing lights. police say the ten feet surrounding the school bus is the most dangerous area for students to get hit by cars. >>> it's also the first day of school for more than 22,000 students in arlington kint in year parents in arlington are upset about the school district's new busing policy. starting today hundreds of students who used to take the bus will now have to walk to school. tracee wilkins is live in wakefield high school with more on the policy and the petition against it. tracee, good morning. >> reporter: officials are saying that more than 1,000 students will be hitting the roads and sidewalks this year, walking instead of riding buses because of
this only seems to add metro's long list of reliability woes. >> virginia railway express should have the easier than last night. the manassas service has resumed package wasicious found on the tracks. they used buses to get their destination. they give them high marks for of the situation. right away they knew what was on and they made arrangements for us. what can i do? >> they say the package contained remains, but it is not are animal or human. they do not know how the package the tracks.r metro -- more security at after a high school was shot outside the yesterday afternoon. adrian carter is live -- carter is live with more doing to keepre students say. out at theas letting time of the shooting. they were heading back to class. more security is expected today. schools -- students will return to find extra staff in place shooting outside the .chool wednesday afternoon very shocked that something would happen. according to police, gunfire rang out at the same time students were released. say a male student was shot and was taken to the hospital was not life- threatening injuries. a
and utility poles are down. virginia he should trouble crossing bridge and wilson going through springfield an and dale.d >> thank you. did you hear the collective sigh relief? that was after the nfl have reached a with referees union to end lockout that started at an turgeon. happy aboutpeople this. -- that started in june. askingwere one of those e refs to come back. >> for months they have been over $3.3 million a year in pension money. it is amazing what a blown call days ago can do. >> better late than never, regular officials will return to work tonight after a lengthy walkout. is comical to me. >> it was this play that a wave of outrage. as part of a new eight year deal, they will see an increase $7,000 a season and benefits will be provided for new hires. the league will have the power to replace officials that are underperforming. goodelltement roger -id 4% referees will have a season moving forward. an average salary of $173,000 a year. back tonight in baltimore. >> thank you so much. this has been a rough week for raven star smith. >> it comes two days before the his younger brot
in particular, virginia and florida. mitt romney is holding two events in virginia today and president obama is courting votes in the sunshine state. both candidates are fighting to win over undecided voters, and time to election day just 59 days now. we get started in florida where president obama kicked off a two-day bus tour there, this past hour he spoke at a college in st. petersburg near tampa. the president blasted romney's economic plan saying it's all about tax cuts for the wealthy and gutting regulations for wall street. >> this is a choice between two fundamentally different paths for america, two fundamentally different visions for our future. now ours is a fight, on behalf of that basic bargain that built the largest middle class and the strongest economy the world has ever known, the bargain that says if you work hard, it will pay off. the bargain that says responsibility will be rewarded, and everybody's got a fair shot, and everybody does their fair share, and everybody plays by the same set of rules from main street to wall street to washington, d.c. >> later today the presi
on to a four-point lead, 50% to 46%, in virginia. and wyatt andrews is there tonight. wyatt. >> reporter: scott, good evening. here's the surprise in our poll here in virginia-- the president gi actually beating mitt romney now in virginia on romney's core issue, the economy. >> i absolutely think the economy is improving. op reporter: 20 miles outsmism e numbers. in our poll when likely voters erre asked who would do a better job on the economy, mitt romney led by two points in august, but that's now flipped to a two- point lead for mr. obama, 49 to 47. repu don't support the republican philosophy that tax cuts will improve the economy. so i-- i do believe that government spending can be reduced, but that doesn't mean it shouldn't be spent on infrastructure, education, and orteth care. >> reporter:nt also holds a sizable 12-point lead among women voters in virginia with almost every obama campaign ad focused on women. >> moms like kristy would be mretched even more under mitt romney. >> my goodness, what a northern virginia welcome! thank you! >> reporter: but there is another side to the gend
no delays. i'll be back at 5:09. >> thank you, monika. >>> the final counties in northern virginia that didn't start classes last month are kicking off the 2012-2013 school year this morning. >> which includes fairfax county, the area's largest school system. kristin fisher is live in lorton with more on the traffic mess that people can expect this morning. hey, industries continue, good morning -- hey, chris continue, good morning. >> reporter: hey, good morning. before students get to enjoy their brand new building here at south county middle school, first they have to get here which is no small feat on a day that's been nicknamed terrible traffic tuesday. after a nice summer break, today marks the return to some of the worst traffic in the entire country. sounds pretty terrible, right? hence the name. here's a look at what you can expect on the roads today. this is all according to aaa. 2.8 million commuters on the road in the d.c. area. about a million students that will need to be transported to and from school and more than 7,000 school buses. here's john towson with aaa. >> the traffi
member, dennis, and approved an agreement to settle a lawsuit between martir and the state of virginia. the lawsuit includes his decision to take him off the board for his travel spending. reinstated, he is going to resign next month, so as not to be a distraction. >>> virginia is getting nearly $75 million to improve high speed rail service to d.c. the u.s. department of transportation says part of that includes 11 miles of third track between stafford county and powell's creek in prince william county. >>> you know, a comfortable chair here at work. that can be a wonderful thing. but how much are you willing to pay for one and how much of that aught to be passed along to the taxpayers? scott broom takes a seat at the table of the debate. okay, so i am faking sleeping on the job. a work chair with ergonomic everything. wheels to carry 400 pounds. even an air pump to adjust the lumbar. price tag, $1,200 each. that's chip jewel, the director of emergency communications in frederick county, and no, there is no one sleeping on the job here at the 911 call center. but there has been some s
presidential candidate mitt romney both campaign in the battleground state of virginia today after nearly crossing paths in another key swing state, ohio. nbc's tracie potts is joining from us washington with those details. good morning. >> reporter: lynn, good morning. virginia, four years ago, the president won that state after 44 years of voters there selecting republicans, but then ey flipped and switched their democratic governor for a republican, so, some back and forth in virginia, and now the president hopes to win that state back. president obama and mitt romney campaign in virginia today, where median income is 23% higher than the national average, and unemployment's way lower, under 6%. like ohio wednesday, the president's expected to hammer romney for his comments on the 47% of voters who don't pay taxes. >> i don't know how many of you will be with me this time around, but -- but it doesn't matter, because i'm running to be your president, to represent everybody. >> we're going to help those that need our help. we're a compassionate people. >> reporter: romney's ten points be
through georgia and virginia. we're going to do it again today and we'll also include areas in the mid-atlantic. a little front trying to stall itself out here. showers in kansas city and thundershowers going through southern portions of alabama. looks like it should miss areas around louisiana and mississippi. if you're heading out to baltimore to redding to philadelphia, especially here in central new jersey, some really heavy downpours and those are trying to drift up here toward long island. so areas throughout no, during your early morning commute, you may deal with some heavy downpour. then we're dealing with leslie. it is still a tropical storm but it has strength rched a little bit. looks like possibly a category 2 hurricane by saturday. if it does we'll have pretty good upcoming waves and the rip current will be very high along the eastern seaboard. surfers will love it but it will be dangerous for anyone going to the beaches. showers along the air yas. look how hot it is still in texas. we'd like to get rid of those 100s. that's a look at your national forecast. now here's a
. >> the republican vice- presidential candidate it was in virginia. paul ryan was talking to voters. stephen sheba tschida was there. >> paul ryan got big applause from party's faithful. he did not address the difficulties of criticism dogging his running mate. dozens of volunteers and staffers cheered when paul ryan talked about how important virginia's 13 electoral votes are this november. >> you k now what we're doing all this? virginia is going to go for mitt romney on november 6. >> of the republican team has hit some bumps in the road. >> they believe they are entitled to health care, to food to housing, you name it. >> mitt romney's sequoyah read -- secretly taped remarks has drawn criticism. paul ryan called or marks obviously been articulate. he did not want to elaborate today. president obama appeared on david letterman where he weighed in on the controversy. >> one of the things i have learned as president is you represent the entire country. my expectation is if you want to be president, you've got to work for everybody, not just for some. >> mitt romney is trying to change the impress
is back at the white house tonight after a day of campaigning in virginia. he spoke to voters in woodbridge and took another swipe at mitt romney's secretly-taped fund raising remarks. >> i don't believe we can get very far with leaders who write off half the nagsz tion as a bu of victims. i don't see a lot of victims in this crowd. >> election day is still 46 days away and some virginia voters are already casting their bal t ballots. absentee voting in virginia started today. >>> a guy in new york with serious injuries. he was mauled by a tiger at the bronx zoo. the man jumped from a monorail train to get inside the tiger exhibit. emergency workers say one of the tigers attacked him. they had to use a fire extinguisher to get the animal off of him. the man reportedly suffered puncture wounds to his back and broke his ankle and his arm. police and zoo officials are investigating why he did that. >> in maryland, a riverdale man is facing charges for stalking a girl. narcissa bonilla has been stalking the girl for days. one time, she was so frightened, she ran to a local fire s
in virginia, we're not better off under president obama. his defense cuts threaten over one hundred thirty thousand jobs, lowering home values, putting families at risk. the romney plan? tax cuts for middle class families. north american energy independence. create over three hundred forty thousand new jobs for virginia. [ romney ] i'm mitt romney and i approved this message. >>> diners must travel 260 feet below ground to eat at the pop down restaurant at an old mine in finland. the food isn't cheap. a four-course meal runs you $164. the restaurant is only open for a limited time. it closes on september 24th. does the food taste better down there perhaps? >> i'm doubting it. >> it's just a novelty of it. >> exactly. people like to be the first to try something novel and hope that there's not a cave-in. >> i bet you the food is good, though. >> looks like it. >> $164 is a lot of money. >>> 11 minutes after 5:00 on this wednesday morning. another cool start to the day. live look outside for you this morning. storm team 4 meteorologist tom kierein with a look at our forecast. >> a live view
center. see you in a bit. >>> skeletal remains found last month in stafford county, virginia have now been identified. katherine bryant of washington, d.c. was 33 years old when she was reported missing in the summer of 2006. d.n.a. determined the remains discovered on august 16 off i- 95 were hers. foul play is suspected in bryant's death. >>> the family of a hit and run victim is making a plea for help now. it has been a ebony johnson was struck and called while crossing nailer road. the driver did not stop. johnson's four children are still asking when their mom is going to come home. police believe the car that hit her was a black acura. if you have any information, please call park police. >>> after eight years on the job, fairfax county's police chief is stepping down. he will leave his post october 20 to become the county executive for public safety. in the new position he'll have oversight of police, fire and rescue, public safety communications and the office of emergency management. chief rohrer took over for chief thomas manger in 2004 when manger left to become montgomery
charles county, prince george's county, northern virginia, prince william and out towards fauquier and down around the fredericksburg area and back towards loray. there is more rain to come. we could be seeing quite a bit in terms of rainy conditions throughout the evening. i'll show you who gets what tonight and what to expect for your weekend. >> all righty. >>> two high ranking officials in prince george's county public schools are off the job tonight, fired behind closed doors at a school board meeting yesterday. prince george's county bureau chief tracee wilkins has been tracking down information about why they were let go. >> reporter: sources close to this ongoing investigation say this happened during an emergency meeting in executive session. and that everyone involved was taken by surprise. but they knew what they had to do. synthia shilling seen here on this blog is the former chief of human resources for prince george's county schools. she resigned this past summer amidst charges she was facing for hitting and then running from the scene of an accident. the school board
. culturally when you gets to states like north carolina, virginia, ohio, a lot of swing states, that doesn't play quite as well in middle america, does it? >> especially in the south. north carolina, especially the gay marriage provision there, the state has spoken on that one. i'm also glad mike barnicle was able to join us in north carolina. he wasn't able to make it to tampa. >> greyhound didn't go down to tampa? >> no, no, i've been here since last tuesday. >> took a wrong turn. >> he just didn't want to be around that many republicans, gives him hives. like mika. he just starts scratching. >> the big question is are you better off than you were four year ago? the answer objectively the obama campaign tried to put out yes, we are. at the same time you don't want to be gloating. >> they don't want to say what the mayor from maryland said, are you better off? no but that's not the question. that's always the question. you can look at a lot of data and say, yes, we are better off today than we were four years ago. but with so many people hurting in america right now -- >> it's a tough sel
is pierce morgan. >> tonight, in this corner romney depended the governor of virginia. battleground america one-on-one. tonight romney's 47% g axgaffe kelsey grammer life has been an endangered species. prescription for keeping america great. >> i think smaller government is a good idea. always have. lower taxes are a good idea. always have. >> this is "pierce morgan tonight". >> breaking news live pictures from miami mr. mitt romney is on stage. also breaking news from libya. the country's terrorism chief now says it was an attack. we begin with mitt romney he told and audience in atlanta that he believes in a redistribution of wealth and he does not. the tape came out with the president saying he believes in redistribution. i don't. i believe the way to lift people is not to take from some and give to others but to create wealth from all of us. to create and economy so strong it lifts everybody. >> virginia governor tells me why he is standing up for mitt romney. >> welcome. >> hi piers good evening. >> let me start with a simple question for you. do you agree that when mitt romney said 4
and virginia. 270 looks good as well as 95 e beltways. back to you. >> thank you. our top story, a celebration at zoo, a short-lived. >> the panda cub has died. the veterinarians are trying to figure out what happened. john gonzalez is there. even know if it was or girl. exactly. priscilla braden the good news last week. that excitement has turned to grief. it was distressed noises by the panda bear that alerted staff something was wrong. but i don't know why or what happens, it's sad. >> it was not even name the at was conceived by artificial insemination. the 14-year-old mother mei xiang had five failed proceed in the past. her chances of getting pregnant again were less than 10%. >> they had made them turn off cam. >> it was not breathing despite no signs of distress or infection. they perform cpr, but to no avail. a major blow to the national zoo only as aies that wide.orld >> every panda bear cub is important, so critically endangered. >> this is the six want to die the national zoo and the best only one to live was mei firstborn. >> police looking for a man they woman thatred a with on j
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